Job Posting: Curriculum Development Specialist | Immigrant Services Calgary

Job Posting: Curriculum Development Specialist

Curriculum Development Specialist

General Description:

Immigrant Services Calgary, a Calgary-based non-profit, is seeking an experienced Curriculum Development consultant to support ISC in setting up a strong anti-bullying strategy. The specialist will create two curriculums that will be the backbone of ISC’s Anti-Bullying Initiative (ABI). Curriculums will include a train-the-presenter and a children/youth syllabus to steer the anti-bullying strategy. The curriculums will address several causes of bullying and introduce a bystander intervention approach from a child/youth perspective. The goal of ABI is to become a nationally recognized and utilized curriculum for children and youth on the topic of anti-bullying.

Scope of Work:

Phase 1 – Research and Development (2 months)

  • Define the vision, focus, and objectives of ABI
  • Identify existing anti-bullying resources available
  • Collect and develop curriculum materials
  • Define main areas of the ABI curriculum
  • Incorporate inclusiveness tools to represent LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC communities
  • Conduct meetings with ISC’s Youth Advisory Council and team members of the programs to better understand their requirements and expectations
  • Develop a reliable ABI Framework that will include:
    • Objectives and indicators
    • Methods of achieving objectives
    • Measurement and assessment of outcomes
    • Tools required to activate the framework
  • Create training materials for train-the-presenter and children/youth curriculums
  • Incorporate children/youth mental health components
  • Develop a facilitators and participants guide
  • Guarantee that the curriculums can be used in an in-person and virtual environment
  • Implement the framework, monitoring procedures, and feedback loop
  • Train and engage ISC staff on the methodologies/procedures employed for ABI

Phase 2 – Analysis and Pilot (2 months)

  • Present the curriculum to ISC’s Youth Advisory Council
  • Deliver a focus group with ISC’s Youth Advisory Council
  • Execute a pilot phase to test the theory developed with community partners
  • Execute a pilot phase to test the curriculum with children/youth participants
  • Provide pilot participants with ABI’s curriculum pre and post surveys
  • Oversee the rollout and continuous improvement of the ABI curriculums

Phase 3 – Evaluation and Enhancements (1 month) 

  • Analyze community partner post-training feedback
  • Examine youth participants’ evaluations
  • Analyze focus groups’ data and results
  • Identify areas of improvement
  • Amend curriculums to reflect the feedback from the pilot phase
  • Amend facilitators and participants guides

Required Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent in Social Work, Criminology, Justice, Child & Youth Care, Education, or other fields related to the scope of the assignment
  • At least 5 years of experience in curriculum design and development
  • Expertise on children/youth mental health
  • Proven expertise in the theory and practical development and implementation of anti-bullying strategies and prevention techniques
  • Extensive knowledge on education theories and practices
  • Expertise in child-adolescent learning practices
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders from varying sectors and backgrounds within the context of a project(s)
  • Proficiency in cross cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Ability to handle pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills
  • Willing to work remotely and have stable internet connection
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills in English are required
  • Live in and have legal authorization to work in Canada

Please submit your proposals to Hanne Brahim at

* A financial proposal must be included in the application